Condoms Prevent Pelvic Inflammation

Published Online: Friday, October 1, 2004

Regular condom use can significantly reduce a woman's risk of developing pelvic inflammatory disease (PID). The study involved 684 sexually active women with a history of PID. The researchers asked the participants to keep track of their sexual practices and recurrences of the disease for nearly 3 years.

The findings showed that condoms, proven barriers against viral infections, also help prevent the types of bacterial infection that can cause PID. The researchers discovered that the women who reported using condoms least often were more apt to have the condition and related problems such as chronic pelvic pain and infertility. On the other hand, women who used condoms at least 60% of the time had considerably fewer problems. (The findings were reported in The American Journal of Public Health, August 2004.)

Latest Articles
James Schiffer, RPh, associate at Allegaert Berger & Vogel LLC, discusses some tips for pharmacists who are facing a Drug Enforcement Administration audit.
Carlos Aquino, founder and president of PharmaDiversion LLC, talks about the importance of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) diversion website.
Having trouble getting your hands on FluMist?
Novartis is paying $390 million to settle charges that it paid kickbacks to pharmacies to encourage drug sales.
Latest Issues